Creeper The First Ever Computer Virus, Turns 40


Creeper the first ever computer virus has turned 40 today. Created back in 1971, it was named after a character (Creeper) in Scooby Doo cartoons. The virus had a strange property of replicating itself and then deleting all it’s previous versions on the machine. The most noticeable thing Creeper had, was to display a message “I’m the creeper, catch me if you can!”. 😀

Creeper was eventually caught by an antivirus software called Reaper, which is the first ever antivirus created. Reaper will also hit the 40 year mark this year.

We at GizmoCrazed wish Creeper a very warm Happy Birthday!!!!! :)

via PhysOrg